According to New Story, an estimated 3 billion people will be living without access to adequate shelter by 2050 — a 200% increase in over three decades. New Story is a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering housing solutions to end global homelessness. In the last four years, New Story has housed over 11,000 people in safe shelters within thriving communities. It has built over 2,7000 homes in South America and Mexico since it was founded in 2014.
Recently, a giant 3D printer named Vulcan II and ICON, built two houses in an impoverished, rural part of Mexico, breaking ground on what will be the first 3D-printed neighborhood community in the world for families living on $3 a day.
The houses aren’t just a prototype. Developers hope to build 50 new houses by the end of 2020, replacing the structures that residents built themselves out of wood, metal and whatever materials they could afford.
The nonprofit staff believes in the promise of what the technology could mean for people who don’t have a safe shelter.
GQR & New Story
At GQR’s Global 10th-Anniversary Celebration, we partnered with New Story, our official charity, to help support their mission of creating thriving communities all over the world. During the weekender, our global offices raised $14k against a 10k goal!
Learn more about the future of philanthropy in Fast Company’s original article.